Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2000

Publication Source

Journal of Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers

Abstract

The superior safety record of modern roundabouts is well known in Western Europe, Australia and in most British-influenced countries around the world. The experience from a single modern roundabout installed in the City of Manhattan, Kansas, some three years ago, also shares the same experience. A major study of the performance of Manhattan, Kansas, modern roundabout was conducted at Kansas State University (KSU) and was co-sponsored by Mac-Blackwell National Rural Transportation Study Center, Kansas State University, and the City of Manhattan. The study examined three intersections, one modern roundabout and two Two-Way Stop Controlled (TWSC) intersections with similar traffic conditions. The aim of this paper is to compare how a roundabout functions with regard with one type of the traditional intersection traffic controls, i.e., the TWSC.

Inclusive pages

16-25

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

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Publisher

Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers

Volume

41

Issue

3